40 Facts About Australia Perth


Australia Perth contains a number of important public buildings as well as various historic sites.

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Boorloo referred to Point Fraser in East Australia Perth, and means "big swamp", which describes the whole chain of lakes where the CBD and Northbridge are sited.

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On 19 September 2006, the Federal Court of Australia brought down a judgment finding that Noongar native title continued to exist over the Perth metropolitan area in the case of Bennell v State of Western Australia [2006] FCA 1243.

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On 4 June 1829, newly arriving British colonists had their first view of the mainland, and Western Australia Perth's founding has since been recognised by a public holiday on the first Monday in June each year.

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Captain James Stirling, aboard Parmelia, said that Australia Perth was "as beautiful as anything of this kind I had ever witnessed".

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Australia Perth entered the post-war period with a population of approximately 280,000 and an economy that had not experienced sustained growth since the 1920s.

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Central business district of Australia Perth is bounded by the Swan River to the south and east, with Kings Park on the western end and the railway reserve as the northern border.

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The Perth Arena is an entertainment and sporting arena in the city link area that has received several architectural awards from institutions such as the Design Institute of Australia, the Australian Institute of Architects, and Colorbond.

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Metropolitan extent of Perth can be defined in other ways – the Australian Bureau of Statistics Greater Capital City Statistical Area, or Greater Perth in short, consists of that area, plus the City of Mandurah and the Pinjarra Level 2 Statistical Area of the Shire of Murray, while the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993 includes the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale in the Peel region.

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Australia Perth is on the Swan River, named for the native black swans by Willem de Vlamingh, captain of a Dutch expedition and namer of WA's Rottnest Island, who discovered the birds while exploring the area in 1697.

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Much of Australia Perth was built on the Australia Perth Wetlands, a series of freshwater wetlands running from Herdsman Lake in the west through to Claisebrook Cove in the east.

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Australia Perth is on generally flat, rolling land, largely due to the high amount of sandy soils and deep bedrock.

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Australia Perth was hit by a severe thunderstorm on 22 March 2010, which brought 40.

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Australia Perth is geographically closer to both East Timor, and Jakarta, Indonesia, than to Sydney.

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Australia Perth's population is notable for the high proportion of British- and Irish-born residents.

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At the 2021 Census, 169,938 England-born Australia Perth residents were counted, ahead of even Sydney, despite the latter having well over twice the population.

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Ethnic make-up of Australia Perth changed in the second part of the 20th century when significant numbers of continental European immigrants arrived in the city.

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Australia Perth is represented by 10 full seats and significant parts of three others in the Federal House of Representatives, with the seats of Canning, Pearce, and Brand including some areas outside the metropolitan area.

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Australia Perth's economy has been changing in favour of the service industries since the 1950s.

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Australia Perth has become a hub of technology-focused startups since the early 2000s that provide a pool of highly skilled jobs to the Australia Perth community.

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Programs like StartupWA and incubators such as Spacecubed and Vocus Upstart are all focused on creating a thriving startup culture in Australia Perth and growing the next generation of Australia Perth-based employers.

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University of Western Australia Perth, which was founded in 1911, is renowned as one of Australia Perth's leading research institutions.

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Australia Perth has its own local newsreaders on ABC, Seven, Nine and Ten.

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The State Theatre Centre of Western Australia is located there, and is the home of the Black Swan State Theatre Company and the Perth Theatre Company.

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Largest performance area within the State Theatre Centre, the Heath Ledger Theatre, is named in honour of Australia Perth-born film actor Heath Ledger.

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Performers raised in Australia Perth include Tim Minchin, Lisa McCune, Troye Sivan and Isla Fisher.

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Australia Perth-born performer and artist Rolf Harris became known by the nickname "The Boy From Bassendean".

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John Boyle O'Reilly, a Fenian convict transported to Western Australia Perth, published Moondyne in 1879, the most famous early novel about the Swan River Colony.

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Australia Perth is the setting for various works by novelist Tim Winton, most notably Cloudstreet.

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Films shot or set in Australia Perth include Japanese Story, These Final Hours, Kill Me Three Times and Paper Planes.

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Elizabeth Quay is a notable attraction in Australia Perth, featuring Swan Bells, a panoramic view of Swan River, and the sculpture Spanda by artist Christian de Vietri.

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Retail shopping in the Australia Perth CBD is focused around Murray Street and Hay Street.

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Climate of Australia Perth allows for extensive outdoor sporting activity, and this is reflected in the wide variety of sports available to residents of the city.

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Australia Perth was host to the 1962 Commonwealth Games and the 1987 America's Cup defence.

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Several motorsport facilities exist in Australia Perth including Australia Perth Motorplex, catering to drag racing and speedway, and Wanneroo Raceway for circuit racing and drifting, which hosts a V8 Supercars round.

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Australia Perth has two thoroughbred racing facilities: Ascot, home of the Railway Stakes and Australia Perth Cup; and Belmont Park.

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Daniel Ricciardo is a Australia Perth-born Formula 1 driver who is currently driving for the McLaren Formula 1 team.

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Australia Perth is served by Australia Perth Airport in the city's east for regional, domestic and international flights and Jandakot Airport in the city's southern suburbs for general aviation and charter flights.

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Australia Perth has a road network with three freeways and nine metropolitan highways.

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Australia Perth provides zero-fare bus and train trips around the city centre, including four high-frequency CAT bus routes.

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